He, however, praised the overall budget saying it was "balanced" with focus on rural and agricultural development.
    
"We didn't get our due from the Centre. I told this to Jaitley and reminded him that it is the Centre's responsibility to rescue the state, given the troubles it has been facing due to the bifurcation. Jaitley told me that he was aware of the situation and said the allocations (in the budget) were only department-specific," Chandrababu said. He was addressing the TDP's rank and file at its general body meeting here today.
    
"I met the Prime Minister and the Union Finance Minister in New Delhi recently and explained the state's critical financial position. I told them it was the Centre's responsibility to fulfil all the promises made during the state bifurcation. The Centre should support us (financially) till we grow on par with neighbouring states. But still we were not granted our due (in the Budget)," the CM rued.

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